Check out the recaps for SOL girls’ volleyball teams in action Friday. CR North/CB East photos provided courtesy of Jon Sklut. Check back for a gallery of photos.
COUNCIL ROCK NORTH 3, CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 2 (25-16, 18-25, 22-25, 25-21, 18-16)
Rock North won its season opener in a tight five-set thriller against CB East on Friday night. The last set went extra points for an 18-16 win.
“It was an awesome team win with lots of players contributing,” Rock North coach Mike Adams said.
Leading the Indians were sophomore outside hitter Ashleigh Adams with 17 kills and three aces and junior outside hitter Mary Baniewicz with 15 kills, three blocks and four aces. Middle hitters Julia Walton and Abby Jones combined for 15 more kills. Opposite hitter Cora Lake added another eight kills and two blocks while setter Kylie Tinner had 46 assists and six kills. Sydney White contributed some big digs and sets to help close out the final two sets.
East held a 2-1 after three sets lead only to watch the Indians come roaring back to win the next two.
“If I didn't know any better, I would've never guessed that this was the first match of the season,” East coach Kerri Rabberman said. “It was excellent play on both sides. North is a very talented team, always is.
“I am so proud of my girls and how resilient they were throughout the whole match. It kept going back and forth and was such a battle. After losing notable seniors last year, I was ready for these girls to really step up and show who they are and that is what they did tonight. I can't wait to see what they do this season if this is how we are starting. We had contributions from everyone.”
Anna Ritter had 44 assists, with one ace, two kills and 17 digs. Vivien Agassi led the offense with 13 kills and added one ace and 13 digs. Maddy Lacouture hit a .476 with 11 kills. Ava Napoletano added eight kills. Camille Larson, according to Rabberman, was also a huge spark on offense with six kills at pivotal moments in the game. Caroline Eldringhoff added six kills and three blocks. Morgan D'Angelo led the defense with 23 digs and added two aces. Chloe Mettile had a huge night on defense with 14 digs and four aces. Abby Killough played hard and also contributed 12 digs and two aces.
“This was a true team effort and I once again am really proud of how the girls played tonight and look forward to building on it throughout the season,” Rabberman said.
Council Rock North’s next match is home against Truman High on Wednesday September 4 at 330pm.
PENNSBURY 3, NESHAMINY 0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-13)
The Falcons received contributions from up and down their lineup in Friday’s sweep of the visiting Redskins.
Elley Torres led a balanced attack with seven kills and also had four aces and three digs. Izzy Marinelli added six kills, one block and one dig. Ashley Parry’s eight digs led the Falcons defensively. She also had two kills and two aces. Anna Meehan had five digs and one service ace while Abbie Drewes finished with four digs and two aces. Maggie Golder shared the team lead with four aces to go along with two digs and five assists. Setter Carissa Van Veen had 18 assists, three kills and one ace. Brooke Burns contributed three kills, one dig and one block.
COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 3, HARRY S TRUMAN 0
The Golden Hawks earned a sweep of the host Tigers in Friday’s opener.
Ariana Ranieri, Katie Marsh and Kyleigh each had three service aces for the Golden Hawks. Alyssa Helverson and Claire Goetz each had four kills.
CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 3, WILLIAM TENNENT 0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-18)
Jada Reichwein’s 12 kills led a potent West attack in Friday’s sweep of the visiting Panthers. Naomi Woo added eight kills and one block. Setter Ana Claricurzio handed out 29 assists and also had seven aces and two kills in a standout effort. Sarah Tartaglia added three kills while Magda Videva had two aces and two kills. Maggie Winderman led the Bucks defensively with 14 digs and one kill.
For the Panthers, Riley Morgan and Sara Ingham had four kills apiece. Chaira Ciccone and Mackenzie Clee led the defense with 11 digs each.
CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH 3, BENSALEM 0
The Titans received contributions from up and down their lineup in Friday’s sweep of the Owls.
“Today’s win was a really good start to the season for us,” coach Kurt Godfrey said. “We were able to get everyone in and get everyone some touches on the volleyball.
“(Senior setter) Lizzie Shirley ran our offense perfectly and gave our hitters exactly what they needed to score some points. Mckenna Clow has stepped into our libero role this season and had some really nice digs for us. We’ll take the holiday weekend to enjoy the win and be ready to get back to work on Tuesday.”
Shirley contributed 27 assists, four aces, four kills and eight digs. Sophomore outside hitter Millie Grove led the attack with 11 kills, five aces, one block and three digs. Senior middle Allie Burke had five aces, five kills, four blocks and three digs, and junior outside hitter Courtney Pohl had one ace, four kills and two digs.
For the Owls, Sydney Bawuah had a strong game, recording six kills, five digs and one ace. Crystal Dan had 10 assists. Dejah Howe, according to coach Tim Linehan, also played well for the Owls.
SOUDERTON 3, QUAKERTOWN 0 (25-5, 25-13, 25-13)
The Indians opened their season with a no-doubt-about-it sweep of the visiting Panthers. Senior Amelia Hanson led a strong service game with six aces to go along with three kills and seven digs. Senior setter Maya Hanson added two aces, three kills, one dig and 21 assists. Junior Liv Horas chipped in with five kills, and sophomore Alyssa Reiner had two aces, six kills and one dig.
UPPER DUBLIN 3, NORTH PENN 0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-20)
The visiting Cardinals opened their season with a sweep of the Knights.
“It was a great win to start the season with an all-around team effort win,” UD coach Paul Choi said.
Charlotte Qi led a balanced attack with seven kills, two aces and six digs. Contributing six kills each were Kara Grebe, Lauren Price and Shannon Yoast. Grebe also had two aces, one block and three digs while Price had one ace and two digs and Youst added one ace, one assist and six digs. Casey Broderick added four kills and one dig. Setter Sarah Randall contributed four aces, two kills and 16 assists. Maggie Faust led the defense with seven digs to go along with three aces, one kill and one assist. Anna Faust chipped in four assists and four digs, and Emily Senior had three kills and one assist.
PENNRIDGE 3, CHELTENHAM 0
The Lady Rams started the season with a strong team victory over Cheltenham. The Rams were lead offensively by middle blocker Julia Post and outside hitter Alexa Allelunas. Junior setter Claudia Jalosinski ran the offense to perfection while leading the team in assists for the match. Senior Aly Coddington put in a dominant match serving, leading the team in aces and serving points.
The Rams will face New Hope on Tuesday in an important out of conference match early in the season.
PLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH 3, WISSAHICKON 0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-13)
The Colonials rolled to a sweep of the Trojans. Sophia Repholz led PW’s service game with six aces while Aja Smith had 12 kills and two aces.